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Published: Friday, 6/20/2003

Collision with deer injures motorcyclist

A Toledo man was hurt when the motorcycle he was riding hit and killed a deer on Hill Avenue near Centennial Road in Springfield Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Alan Thiel, 50, was in fair condition last night in the Medical College of Hospital. He was riding west on Hill when the deer crossed in front of his path about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The motorcycle and deer slid 15 to 20 feet . Mr. Thiel was not wearing a helmet.

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